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Disney Schedules Release Dates for ‘Star Wars’ Films, ‘Frozen 2’

Studio preps Han Solo movie, ‘Episode IX,’ along with live-action ‘Lion King,’ new ‘Indiana Jones’

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Disney announced its release schedule for the next few years, including two new 'Star Wars' films, 'Frozen 2' and the live-action 'Lion King.'

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Disney and Lucasfilm will release Star Wars: Episode IX May 24th, 2019, Variety reports. Disney announced the premiere date along with a slew of other upcoming films including the Han Solo standalone film, Frozen 2 and a live-action remake of The Lion King.

In the Star Wars universe, the still-untitled Han Solo anthology film will arrive May 25th, 2018. The movie stars Alden Ehrenreich as the young space smuggler, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson and Michael Kenneth Williams. Phil Lord and Chris Miller will direct. 

Episode IX, meanwhile, will complete the revival trilogy that began with J.J. Abrams’ The Force Awakens and continues this spring with Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi, out May 26th. Colin Trevorrow will direct Episode IX

Along with wrapping up the new Star Wars trilogy in 2019, Disney will release the highly anticipated Frozen 2 November 27th, 2019. Frozen opened in 2013 and quickly became a massive hit, winning Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Best Original song for “Let It Go.” A sequel was announced in 2015 with original directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck set to return along with stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel. Frozen is also being turned into a stage musical scheduled to open this summer and make its Broadway debut in 2018.

Among Disney’s other big upcoming releases is a live-action reboot of The Lion King, which will arrive July 19th, 2019. The film will star Donald Glover as Simba while James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Mufasa from the 1994 original. The Lion King will follow Disney’s very successful live-action reboot of Beauty and the Beast, as well as its upcoming Mulan remake, which is scheduled to open November 2nd, 2018.

Disney also pushed back release dates for several films including an untitled fifth Indiana Jones movie (July 10th, 2020), Wreck-It Ralph 2 (November 21st, 2018) and Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time (March 9th, 2018). 

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